apppointed a Coptic Christian intellectual and a…
apppointed a Coptic Christian intellectual and a woman university professor as
presidential assistants, his spokesman Yasser Ali announced.
dialogue between Islam and Christianity, has been
democratic transition”, Ali said.
university, was appointed “assistant for political affairs,” he
Al-Nur Salafist party, was named “assistant in charge of relations with
civil society” while Essam al-Haddad from the Muslim Brotherhoood’s
Freedom and Justice Party becomes assistant for “external relations and
Freedom and Justice Party, had pledged during his campaign to include Copts in
Egypt’s 82 million people, was unhappy over the composition of the country’s
new cabinet which was sworn in in early August and includes only two women, one
of them a Copt.
with any Islamist party, told the independent Al-Masri al-Youm newspaper on
Monday that the Muslim Brotherhood is an “expression of a moderate
nearly 20 percent of the seats in multi-phase parliamentary elections that
concluded earlier this year.
had won most seats in the legislative polls.
associates of the president, are part of a broader group of 17 people chosen to
become “presidential advisers.”
Egypt to come from an Islamist camp and also the first civilian head of state
since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1952.
Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 with a short margin in the second round after
clashing with Ahmed Shafiq, the last premier of the deposed regime.
retiring veteran Defence Minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and scrapping a
constitutional document that gave the military legislative and other powers.
© 2012 AFP